Places of Interest

The University of Pretoria hosts a variety of exceptional attractions that’ll ensure an educational and fun experience for anyone, from students to family and visitors. If you are interested in expanding your educational horizons, browse through all the cultural and academic attractions the UP has to offer. From a student-guided tour of the beautiful UP campus, to various attractions like the Botanical Gardens, the Sci-Enza science centre, a variety of museums and art galleries like the newly developed Javett-UP on the main campus, the choices are endless. The UP loves hosting anyone from travelling academics to the family of students and potential students.


The Department of UP Arts, and more specifically the University of Pretoria Museums, manages and curates vast art and heritage collections that are held at various university locations. The museums carry out objects-based research, manage permanent exhibitions, conduct daily collections management and perform vital conservation of these collections...Read more

Javett-UP Arts

A journey through the great art of Africa is deeply personal, but it is a journey that must be taken. Art touches us in ways that are difficult to articulate. It takes in the full range of surprise, delight, shock, revelation, anger, joy and hope. It’s a journey of the soul that will inspire you to explore your own creativity, culture, spirituality and identity...Read more


Sci-Enza has over 200 interactive exhibits and provides a fun, hands-on experience that encourages learners of all ages to discover the wonders of science. Free to the general public we are open Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm and two Saturdays in every month, please contact us to check on which Saturday’s we are open +27 012-420-3767...Read more

Botanical Gardens

A botanical garden is a collection of living plants that is scientifically managed for the purposes of education, research, conservation and community service. The Manie van der Schijff Botanical Garden currently has about 3 000 plant species in the collections, planted within grounds that cover approximately 3.5 hectares of the University's Hatfield west campus... Read more

Campus Tours

The University of Pretoria Campus Tours (more commonly known as UP Campus Tours) is an organisation run by the honours students of the Heritage and Cultural Tourism course, under the Department of Historical and Heritage Studies...Read more

Places to Eat

Guests and athletes can refuel at The Time Out Café and Restaurant. Situated at the High Performance Centre (hpc) and open to the public, it caters for guests in a healthy, exciting and nutritious way. Menus are determined in conjunction with a nutritionist for the benefit of the active clientele...Read more

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